1) A northern form of ‘yarn’, recorded from the fourteenth century.
1389 ij stone of prus garne
1457 Thomas Dallhowse, for xxxjli garne, ixs iiijd, York. Examples of different yarns include: 1542 Item vij score of lyn garne, Bedale
1566 the gayrne of lynne and hardne that came of thre bunde of lyene, Grinton
1570 iiij score of hardyn garne, Hutton Conyers
1666 one pound of woollen garne, one gill of oyle, West Riding. E